Dr. Christine Honsberger
Dr. Christine Honsberger, BCBA-D, is the Els for Autism Foundation Research Manager. Christine received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University. Christine is currently a doctoral candidate in Exceptional Student Education. Her dissertation topic is increasing parent language use for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
At the Foundation, Christine provides early education services for children with social/communication delays and ASD. The focus of the early educational services at The Els Center of Excellence campus is on supporting both the child and the family. Programs are designed to enhance the development of a child’s social, play, communication, and cognitive skills as well as to support a parent’s understanding of effective interventions and strategies they can use to support their child. In addition to Christine’s work in early education, she is actively involved in the development and delivery of behavior analytic services and education across programs.
Christine works to create and support the on-going research endeavors of the Foundation. Research is conducted at The Els Center of Excellence campus both internally with the Els for Autism research team and through partnerships with outside universities. Research is designed to expand and extend existing knowledge about best-practice interventions and strategies.
Brady, M., Honsberger, C., Cadette, J., Honsberger, T. (2015). Effects of Literacy Based Behavior Intervention Delivered by Peers on the Acquisition and Maintenance of Daily Living Skills in Adolescents with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51(2), 122-131.
Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., DeBar, R., & Florentino, C. (2005). On the role of preference in response competition. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 247-250.
Honsberger, T., Brady, M., Honsberger, C., Kearney, K., (2018) Peer-Mediated Literacy-Based Behavioral Interventions: A Job Coaching Strategy for Secondary Students With ASD, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, Hammill Institute on Disabilities.
Brady, M., Honsberger, C., Kearney, K., Hall, K., & Bielskus-Barone. (2017) Using Literacy-Based Behavioral Interventions in the Classroom. Panel Presentation at the 18th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.
Randles, E., Gallagher, J., & Honsberger, C. (2017). Els for Autism #GameOn AutismTM Golf Program: Widening the Lens on Autism and Creating Communities. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Birmingham, AL.